Tag: Education Theory

Love Learning

Our goal is educators is to ignite a passion and LOVE for learning in the hearts and minds of the students whom we serve!

Ancient History Plans – A Storyteller’s Dream

My major lessons for this school year for Junior High Ancient History.  These are lessons that are hopefully so good that you could sell a ticket for them!  The theory behind planning a major lesson each month is that you are always building to…

From Definitive to Confident in the Classroom

Last year I went to DisneyWorld.  I could not believe the long lines for rides.  While some of the lines were definitely not worth the wait (Haunted Mansion I’m looking at you), other rides (Splash Mountain) were definitely worth the wait.  This wild ride…

What My 88-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me about Teaching (and Life)

Teaching is not rocket science, nor is pretty much anything else in life.  I read a book years ago where the authors explained some of the most complicated ideas, inventions, and concepts using only the the 500 most common words in the English language. …

Bring Your History and Science to Life!

In. this video, I analyze the benefits of learning content in-depth vs. surface learning.  Enjoy!  Feel free to share any thoughts in the comments below.

Reaching All Learners

The Gift of Failure

“Every time we rescue, hover, or otherwise save our children from a challenge, we send a very clear message; that we believe they are incompetent, incapable, and unworthy of our trust.”                          …

Bringing Literature & Writing to Life

Having a challenging time bringing some life to your literature and writing classes this last month of the school year? One of my favorite activities to use is a comic strip creator available through PC, Apple, or Android. We just created our own comics…

Kindergarten and Play

The academic benefits of play are simply immeasurable.  This article helps summarize just a few of the major reasons why play is vital in the primary grades. Kindergartners Get Little Time for Play  

Boys Don’t Need SuperDad, They Just Need Dad

Boys don’t need dads that are there, they need dads that are “there.”

Reading List: Readicide

I am currently enjoying reading this book.  It takes a look at how national education policy has killed the love of reading for students across the country.  It takes a hard look at how No Child Left Behind and high-stakes testing have been a major…

Resolve to Grow as a Teacher

A new year often brings a new focus.  Typically, this focus comes in the form of New Year’s resolutions.  Often our New Year’s resolutions center around personal promises to ourselves, our family, or our wellbeing.  It is rare that our resolutions center around professional…

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